Don’t forget: your premises’ appearance matters...

Don’t forget: your premises’ appearance matters

Now sure, you’ve got a lot of things to take care of when you’re a business owner. There are budgets to manage. You need to ensure that the bottom line looks better tomorrow than it does today. You need to manage your staff and ensure that they’re all working at full capacity. With so much responsibility, it’s easy to overlook certain aspects of your business, such as the appearance. But know this: appearances do matter, at least when it comes to your premises. Below, we take a look at a few ways to ensure your office or store is always looking in tip-top shape.

Setting up a Regime

It’s much easier to tidy as you go rather than waiting for everything to look terrible before finally doing something about it. While your staff is going to have all of their other responsibilities to take care of, you can implement good office practices by making sure everyone contributes to making the workspace tidy and orderly. This doesn’t have to be anything overly complicated; it can be a matter of giving everyone five minutes at the end of the day to tidy up and put their belongings away. Simple!

Deep Cleaning

Those five minutes of tidying will keep orderly on the surface, but they’ll do little for the dirt and grime that’ll inevitably build up over time. To take care of that issue, you’ll need a deep cleaning solution. This can involve hiring a third party cleaning party to clean every few days and working with a flooring company to ensure you have the right products to keep your floor looking shiny and presentable. You should also take a look at the entryway to your premises too; they’re often overlooked when it comes to deep cleaning and can give off a bad impression if they’re in poor shape.

Small Imperfections

It’s amazing to walk around an urban area and see so many signs that have missing letters or paint that’s beginning to peel. And actually, very often these are present on chain stores! Clearly, they have faith that people are going to visit regardless of appearance. If you’re a small business owner, you probably won’t have the same luxury. If you notice that a small imperfection has found its way into your business, then take the time to get it fixed as soon as possible.

Lighting and Enjoyment

Taking care of the appearance of your premises doesn’t just mean fixing any problems: it’s about finding ways to make it an enjoyable place to be. You can do this by taking a look at your lighting, and adding sparkles of color where possible. It’s not about going overboard; just about adding those small touches that will make your premises a more enjoyable space in which to spend time. Simple.

Refitting and Updating

Remember: everything ages after a while. Periodically, you should be updating your look, and on occasion, refitting your premises entirely. It’s the best way to show the world that you belong now and for the future, and that you’re not stuck in the past.

Photo by Artem Gavrysh

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